Members of the Duggar family have gladly accepted wedding gifts from fans in the past, so Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo are likely expecting to receive a flood of free stuff after they unveil their wedding registry. However, fans who send gifts to the couple shouldn’t expect them to return the favor; the Duggars aren’t going to show up to their weddings with cards and presents.
The Duggars have been celebrities longer than most reality stars currently on TV. Their first Discovery Health Channel documentary, 14 Children and Pregnant Again, aired in 2004, and a series of follow-up specials were popular enough that they eventually landed their own TLC reality show. Some fans probably feel like they’re part of the family after watching the Duggars grow up, get married, and give birth on TV. This may be why the Duggars receive an influx of invites to fans’ weddings and other events. However, while many fans fancy that they know the Duggar family after being invited into their lives, the Duggar family does not know them.
According to the International Business Times, anyone who tries to email the Duggars receives an automatic response informing fans that the family does not respond to requests for the Duggars to attend personal events.
“Unfortunately, due to the number of invitations and our schedule we cannot entertain invitations to personal events such as birthday parties and weddings. We wish we could go to everything!”
However, the Duggars say that they will respond to requests to speak at events, and they will do so in a timely fashion.
“If you have expressed interest in our family speaking at a public event we will respond as soon as possible.”
According to Celebrity Talent International, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar charge $7,500-$14,999 to speak at public events.
Fans may also receive a response from the Duggars if they send a wedding gift whenever a member of the family is getting married. Jessa Duggar and her husband, Ben Seewald, made their wedding registry public, which made it possible for fans to purchase gifts for them. According to E! News, a fan who bought a picture frame for the couple was ecstatic when she received a handwritten thank you note from Jessa.
“I have been smiling since I got it. Seriously, so sweet of her to respond so graciously to a fan. I love that the note was handwritten from Jessa herself and addressed to me personally!” the fan said. “Such a special thing for her to do. The Duggars are such great people!”
As Bustle reports, Jill Duggar’s husband, Derick Dillard, also made a wedding gift grab when he tweeted a link to their online wedding registry. The list of items the couple asked for included guns and ammunition, a foosball table, boxes of cereal, and gift cards for restaurants.
Fans may soon get the chance to purchase similar items for Jinger Duggar and her fiancé, soccer pro-turned-preacher Jeremy Vuolo. The Hollywood Gossip speculates that the couple hasn’t revealed any details about their wedding because they “don’t want scores of uninvited Duggar obsessives” to show up and crash it. However, in a YouTube video, Jeremy hints that Duggar fans might get to see what he Jinger list on their wedding registry in the very near future; according to Jinger’s future husband, their engagement isn’t going to be a long one.
Duggar fans who would love to get a thank you note from Jinger and Jeremy but can’t afford to send them a wedding gift can still get a consultation prize if they send an email to the Duggars. In their automated email response, the Duggar family promises that they review every email and pray for everyone who attempts to contact them.
[Image via Duggar Family Official Facebook]